A Time to Kill: A Novel

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Random House Publishing Group, Mar 16, 2010 - Fiction - 672 pages
164 Reviews
Don’t miss a sneak peek of Sycamore Row, John Grisham’s new novel inspired by A Time to Kill, in the back of the book.

The life of a ten-year-old girl is shattered by two drunken and remorseless young men. The mostly white town of Clanton in Ford County, Mississippi, reacts with shock and horror at the inhuman crime. Until her black father acquires an assault rifle and takes justice into his own outraged hands.

For ten days, as burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire spread through the streets of Clanton, the nation sits spellbound as young defense attorney Jake Brigance struggles to save his client’s life–and then his own.
 

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User Review  - es135 - LibraryThing

This early Grisham novel reminds us why we love the author in the first place. While this is enjoyable and highly recommended, it also serves as a sobering reminder of the authors inconsistency over ... Read full review

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This book dealt with themes that really interests me. I also enjoyed reading about the characters, even if I didn't find most of them exactly likable. Some of them I did like, though. The story was also intriguing. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
9
Section 3
18
Section 4
39
Section 5
49
Section 6
55
Section 7
65
Section 8
76
Section 24
260
Section 25
271
Section 26
292
Section 27
305
Section 28
315
Section 29
326
Section 30
336
Section 31
345

Section 9
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Section 10
101
Section 11
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Section 12
125
Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
154
Section 16
164
Section 17
176
Section 18
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Section 19
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Section 20
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Section 21
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Section 22
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Section 23
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Section 32
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Section 33
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Section 34
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Section 35
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Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
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Section 40
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Section 41
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Section 42
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Section 43
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Section 44
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About the author (2010)

John Grisham is the author of The Brethren, The Testament, The Street Lawyer, The Partner, The Runaway Jury, The Rainmaker, The Chamber, The Client, The Pelican Brief, The Firm, and A Time to Kill.

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